PokerCast Episode 202 - Randy Lew, Andrew Lichtenberger & Kyle "First-Eagle" Weir
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is PokerStars Team Online member and multi-tabling wizard Randy "nanonoko" Lew. Randy joins us in studio after moving to Vancouver, Canada because of Black Friday to talk about his decision to relocate and his recent live tournament win at the APPT Macau Main Event. Mike and Adam also connect with Kyle "First-Eagle" Weir, who bested over 62,000 players to win the PokerStars 10th Anniversary $10 million guarantee Sunday Million to find out what it feels like to take down one of the largest online tournaments in history. Also featured on the PokerCast is Leggo Poker coach Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger to talk about his final table finishes at both the Five Diamond World Poker Classic & Epic Poker Series 3 and provides some live tournament strategy. In forum static Mike and Adam crown the winner of the PCA Two Plus Two Choice Event contest, talk some Phil Ivey divorce gossip and of course give away the password for the December 25th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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While Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew was studying Managerial Economics at UC Davis, he was also making a name for himself on the videogame scene. His title of choice was ‘Marvel vs Capcom 2’ and he played on the national circuit throughout college. There he encountered Team PokerStars Pro Hevad Khan and other players that were making the switch from video games to online poker. Randy opened a PokerStars account and found that his decision making skills and quick-fire reactions, honed playing fighting games, were well suited to high-volume multi-tabling. He made Supernova Elite in 2008 and 2009 by 24-tabling 6-Max No Limit Hold’em cash games, and hopes to take that mountain of experience to the tournament tables in the future. When he’s not playing poker he still plays fighting games at the highest level. Randy Lew is a member of Team PokerStars Online and plays with the User ID ‘nanonoko’. Learn more about Randy Lew
Andrew Lichtenberger is a professional poker player and poker coach from East Northport, NY. Known by his online name “luckychewy,” Andrew began playing on PartyPoker at age 18. Once a self-described “break even” player, Andrew worked diligently on his game with the help of friends that includes the likes of “aejones”, “jimmie23”, “gp333” and “anksy”. He also spent considerable time in the 2+2 poker forums.
Andrew currently focuses on $25/$50 6-max and heads-up games but has recently added live tournament play to his repertoire. In 2009, Lictenberger finished 18th in the 2009 WSOP Main Event, 2nd in the $5000 No Limit Shootout, and won the 2010 WSOP Circuit event at Caesar’s Palace. In a few short years Andrew’s live tournament earnings have exceeded $6 million.
LuckyChewy has a new book out called "Yoga of Poker". Learn more about Andrew Lichtenberger